Vice President, retired pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, KY

A native of Decatur, Georgia, Ron Luckey received a B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne University, a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary.

After forty years in pastoral ministry, he retired at the end of 2012, having served as pastor in North Carolina, campus pastor at Clemson University in South Carolina, and as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lexington, Kentucky for twenty-five years.

He has been involved in community organizing in Lexington since 2001 with the founding of BUILD (Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action.) He has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Community Organizing Advisory Team and has co-chaired the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Community Organizing Team.  In addition to his community organizing training through DART, he has received training through the Gamaliel Foundation and National People’s Action.

He is a certificated instructor in Kenpo karate and holds a fourth degree black belt. He and his wife, Pacita, a retired public school teacher, have four grown children and six grandchildren.